My Quilts

I feel the need to update a few things for 2014:

Catch Me… If You Can by Jacqueline de Jonge.  Started in October of 2013 for a 6 week class actually took until the end of January to complete the top and until the end of July to get quilted and bound.  It is a raffle quilt I donated to Hospice.  Peggy Nekeferoff quilted it on her long arm and it’s BEAUTIFUL.

IMG_9136February:  Thistle Pods by Judy Niemeyer.  This is my favorite pattern of Judy’s.  I pieced all the blocks while at Empty Spools in Asilomar but it took until September until I got the whole top together.  I LOVE this pattern!

IMG_9362My postage stamp quilt. Made into 1 1/2″ blocks.  My lay on the couch quilt. :)IMG_7670April:  Finally done with Isabella’s quilt!IMG_8155These bags were the pattern Janet’s Tote by Tote’s by Sandy.  They also used Judy Niemeyer’s Charm Element Pack #1.  The Janet pattern is easy and sweet–the perfect size for a baby bag!

IMG_8165May:  Osprey’s Nest pattern by Judy Niemeyer.  I had a great time making this quilt.  Currently it’s on loan to Sue from Quilt Trends in Ohio and Cathy at Wish Upon a Quilt.

IMG_8476This was my first attempt at making red and white quilt for SewCalGal‘s blog contest.  I decided to make a second with redder reds and whiter whites.  I gave it to a new resident at the Chiniak Bay Elder Care House as a home welcoming gift. IMG_8480This quilt was made by Max and I for his cousin, Dakayla, for her high school graduation.  It’s all Asian prints and it was great to do with Max. IMG_7800June:  I went to Kalspell to work for Judy Niemeyer for the month.  WHAT A GREAT TIME!

While not technically not mine, this Summer Solstice I made for Judy.  It took 2 days and it was such a sweet boost–to sew so fast for hours on end!

IMG_8641Vintage Compass, pattern by Judy Niemeyer.  I was testing the pattern, hot off the press and Judel, her daughter and all around wonderful woman, helped me pick out the fabrics.    It won 2nd prize in it’s category at the Alaska State Fair!IMG_8692 IMG_9450 Fire Island Hosta, pattern by Judy Niemeyer.  This is my entry into SewCalGal‘s blog contest.  It also won 2nd prize in it’s category at the Alaska State Fair!IMG_9291 IMG_9429 September: Bali Wedding Star, pattern by Judy Niemeyer.  IMG_9528

Kodiak Kingfisher raffle quilt.  This is called a French Braid.IMG_9668I have a couple more up my sleeve before the end of the year.  :) Stay tuned!

2013 Blocks and tops!  The summer was busy.  Here are a few of my projects:

Finished!  Summer Solstice (pattern  by Judy Niemeyer). Best Medium Quilt, 2013 Kodiak Bear Paw Quilter’s Guild.

IMG_6483Mariner’s Compass (pattern  by Judy Niemeyer). Best of Show and Member’s Choice, 2013 Kodiak Bear Paw Quilter’s Guild. 2013 Quilt show 099 2.47.04 PMSkinny Quilt of the Month for September (not finished):IMG_6276Skinny Quilt of the Month for August (not finished): IMG_6008Quilts for my new twin niece!IMG_5989 Start of quilt for Simon K (pattern by Judy Niemeyer, Quiltworx). Pieced in August.IMG_5963Raffle quilt for Kodiak Kingfishers (pattern by Judy Niemeyer, Quiltworx). Pieced in August.IMG_5921Celebration tree skirt (pattern by Judy Niemeyer, Quiltworx). Pieced in June.IMG_5315Feathered Start wall hanging made for Martha B (pattern by Judy Niemeyer, Quiltworx) IMG_5209

Wedding Quilt for Kate! (Made by 6 women–put together in 1 afternoon!) Made in June.IMG_5140

Mom’s retro rubies new quilt for the care center.IMG_5135Compass Rose Quilting Color Challenge–May 2013

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Done with Starburst/Swoon (for a retiring colleague):

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OK I am on a roll!  Two 4th of Julys DONE!

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This is my new favorite thing to do… PLACE MATS!Easterplacemats bear love loon love eagle loveplacemat

Here are both Swoon and Starburst blocks.  I need to sash together!

IMG_4280Here is a quilt top called Intersections by Mandalei Patterns.  I was testing the quilt pattern. Intersections

2012 UFOs (either not completed or quilted)

Loft quilt (from Colorful Quilts for Fabric Lovers).  I use this pattern for my beginner class.  This I made for one of my sweet nieces who is having twins!

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Messing around with color wheel.

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Cuzco fabric and pattern. Made for CRQ shop so Martha can show off new fabric.

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Moda Snow Days. I made this over Thanksgiving for Max’s bed.  LOVE these batiks!

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Groovy Quilt A Long

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Summer Solstice

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Confetti fabric, pattern from Colorful Quilts for Fabric Lovers.

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Compass Rose Quilting Block of the Month… I have to add a few more little ones…

The New York Beauty Quilt Along (check out Sew Sweetness’ Blog http://www.sewsweetness.com/)

Oh, and I LOVE this block by Kerry from In Your Bonnet (http://www.etsy.com/listing/73262471/acorns-promise-quilt-pattern)  I have all kinds of crazy sashing ideas…

2012 completed quilts

October 2012: Phat Thursday.  Pattern by Deb Karasik. I donated this quilt to the local hospice for their raffle in January 2013.

phat02September 2012: Library quilt.  “Read, Dream, Learn”  Pattern by me!  This is prebinding but post beautiful quilting by Martha (on right) from Compass Rose Quilting fame!

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